Charles P. “Charlie” Carey is vice chairman of CME Group, a company formed by the 2007 merger of the Chicago Board of Trade (CBOT) with the Chicago Mercantile Exchange. Today, CME Group is the largest derivatives exchange in the world, with operations in over 85 countries. Earlier, Charlie was chairman of the CBOT from 2003 until assuming his current position at CME Group in July 2007. Previously, he served on the CBOT Board of Directors for eleven years in various roles, including vice chairman, first vice chairman and full member director. An independent futures trader, Charlie became a member of CBOT in 1978 and is a partner in the firm Henning and Carey.
In 2007, Charlie was presented with the Oak Park and River Forest High School Tradition of Excellence Award and earlier that year with the Western Illinois University Distinguished Alumni Award for his business and professional accomplishments. He is president of the Chicagoland Sports Hall of Fame, an organization that provides scholarships for underprivileged youths.
A lifelong resident of Chicago, Charlie received a BA degree in business administration from Western Illinois University.